Camosun expresses its sorrow and stands alongside the Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc

Camosun College is horrified by the news that the remains of 215 children have been found in the grounds of the former Kamloops Residential School, which sat on the traditional territory of the Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc. Our hearts go out to the families and communities who were and are directly affected by this news and by the original loss of their children. We are all affected. This affirms Camosun’s commitment to redressing the impact of our shared history. In memory of these children, Camosun flags on both campuses will be lowered.

Jacqueline Quinless

Faculty/staff profile

Instructor, Sociology and Pre-Social Work






Associate of Arts Degree in Pre-Social Work

School of Arts and Science

Jacqueline M Quinless lives on the Traditional Territory of the Lekwungen speaking peoples on Vancouver Island with her family and is a blended person of mixed European and Indian ancestry. She holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Victoria, in British Columbia, Canada. She has worked extensively in Indigenous communities using gender-based analysis frameworks in the context of the socio-economic impacts of natural resource development on the health and wellbeing of Indigenous peoples. She is award winning Public Sociologist recognized by the Canadian Sociological Association (CSA) and the Angus Reid Foundation for her community-based research in the advancement of Indigenous welfare in Canada. She has been teaching at Camosun College since 2003.